You read that correctly. Entering this country illegally is not a crime
McClatchy News reports on the absurdly lenient immigration policy newly implemented by the Obama administration.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) assistant secretary John Morton has instructed the agency’s legal office to stop the deportation proceedings of foreign nationals — “without criminal convictions” — who may now be eligible for a green card. Judges will be advised to dismiss pending cases.
In Liberal-land, entering the United States in violation of the law, obtaining falsified and often stolen documentation, such as Social Security cards, birth certificates and driver’s licenses in order to remain and facilitate living here illegally is tolerable and not criminal behavior.
Earlier this month, The Washington Times’ Jerry Seper reported that the union representing 7,000 boots-on-the-ground ICE field agents unanimously passed a 259-0 “vote of no confidence” for the agency’s leadership, saying ICE has “abandoned” its core mission of protecting the public to support a political agenda favoring amnesty.
Seper, investigative editor for the Washington Times, is a former reporter for the Arizona Republic. For that, we’ll forgive him. But he knows the issues.
The union resolution said ICE leadership had “abandoned the agency’s core mission of enforcing U.S. immigration laws and providing for public safety,” instead directing its attention “to campaigning for programs and policies related to amnesty and the creation of a special detention system for foreign nationals that exceeds the care and services provided to most U.S. citizens similarly incarcerated.
ICE is a branch of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security headed by none other than former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, a open-borders liberal who has long been loathe to implement enforcement polices in our illegal alien gateway state. While governor, she gained notoriety for this blasé retort when frustrated Arizonans pleaded for border action: “Show me a 50-foot fence, and I’ll show you a 51-foot ladder.”